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Nov 11 14

“I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people...

Oct 7 14

Almost every week, our offices in Chapel Hill are buzzing as we host meetings of test writing committees and subboards of the American Board of...

Sep 3 14

Thanks to all of you who responded to my last post about the mental health crisis among American children. Your comments confirm the impression I’ve...

Jul 11 14

As I travel around the country, I have the opportunity to meet many pediatricians who share with me information about the focus of their practice...

May 15 14

So began a tweet from the US embassy in Kabul 1:54 AM - 24 Apr 2014. Dr. Jerry Umanos, diplomate of the American Board of...

Mar 12 14

Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to hear about advances and issues facing our profession from pediatricians from all across the country...

Dec 10 13

I have a recurring nightmare: I’m a sophomore in college, taking an engineering exam on differential equations that I don’t understand at all. It’s an...

Oct 30 13

Justin Vandergrift and his wife’s lives changed abruptly in August of 2011, when they rushed their daughter Kathryn to a North Carolina pediatrician. Eleven-year-old Kathryn...

Sep 12 13

The Fateful Call “At 9:30 am last December 14, a fateful phone call interrupted the day of Newtown Connecticut pediatrician Laura Nowacki, MD, FAAP”, reported...

Jul 13 13

“Never a Quiet Breath and the Power of Transparency” The Bottom Line: The redefinition of professionalism to include transparent disclosure of outcomes transformed cystic fibrosis...

Jul 12 13

My E-mails "There's no MOC Part 4 activity that relates to my area of practice. Is MOC just a game or a make-work activity?" So...